Cheruba Sophia Chavez practices as an Educational Diagnostician at NOLA Public Schools.
During her years teaching English as a Second Language and Special Education across K-12, Cheruba designed and executed programs that demanded a high standard of achievement and yielded exceptional academic and language acquisition growth outcomes for her students.
With an unwavering belief that schools must be answerable to families and provide a quality education for all children, Cheruba looks outside of her role to support school accountability by providing professional development, advocating for equitable policy to support English Learners, and counseling families in their rights in both special education and language justice.
Cheruba uniquely specializes in the intersection of students who identify both as English Learners and as needing Special Education services and is exploring research specific to the educational and social-emotional needs for newcomer students with interrupted formal education.
Cheruba holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Tulane University and completed her Educational Diagnostician training at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Cheruba lives with her husband and two beautiful children and is proud to call New Orleans home.